Special Report

States With the Highest (and Lowest) Paid Doctors

Detroit, Michigan
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40. Michigan
> Avg. salary, doctor: $174,360
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $46,310 (20th highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 80.4 (18th highest)
> Cost of living: 5.9% lower than nation

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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39. Tennessee
> Avg. salary, doctor: $174,430
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $41,300 (10th lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 72.1 (20th lowest)
> Cost of living: 9.8% lower than nation

Indianapolis, Indiana
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38. Indiana
> Avg. salary, doctor: $177,540
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $42,070 (14th lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 66.9 (15th lowest)
> Cost of living: 8.6% lower than nation

Portland Head Light in Maine at Sunrise
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37. Maine
> Avg. salary, doctor: $177,790
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $43,260 (20th lowest)
> Doctors per 100K: 109.8 (2nd highest)
> Cost of living: 2.9% lower than nation

Towson, Maryland
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36. Maryland
> Avg. salary, doctor: $179,410
> Avg. salary, all jobs: $54,630 (7th highest)
> Doctors per 100K: 88.6 (8th highest)
> Cost of living: 10.3% higher than nation